Most people don't understand drug addiction treatment centres at all. there is a difference between a detox, a 28 day rehab and a Therapeutic Community. Often people who don't know, like the sound of a five or seven day detox "stint" but don't realise that this is NOT treatment. This is basically just "time out" from drinking or using that gives an individual's body and mind time to clear some of the chemicals from their body.
I am wondering if Robin William's died from the condition Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig calls "Lifeache." People go through life and they get fed this message in many cultures that you don't look back at the past you just suck it up and get on with it using various addictions and fronts, deflective defences and coping strategies to survive. And the truth is these mechanisms work for a time but death is inevitable and so there is fear...being alone and lonely is a reality for many, unprocessed emotions from the past and unfinished business with family and people - they sit and wait for us to feel them and let them go...
Psychotherapist and Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counsellor
I am a psychotherapist and a qualified counsellor and I work from a mainly Gestalt perspective. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their goals in regard to alcohol and drug addiction, self esteem issues, life skills, grief and loss and more. My desire to work in this field comes from my own experiences with drug addiction, recovery, low self esteem, relationships, sexuality, identity and beliefs, body image issues and family conflict.